Thursday, February 17, 2011


Last weekend we were sitting around with the kids realizing that is was going to be a very loooooong day unless we found something to do.  It is for this reason and this reason only that we actually thought “why not” when we saw that there was a cat show going on in town. 

Better yet it was the “My Furry Valentine” cat show.  Perfect for the weekend before Valentine’s day.

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Here are some things we learned:

1)  For future purposes do not say cat “show” to Hannah.  Say something else like “demonstration” or “display”.  To Hannah a “show” means singing and dancing.  We had to explain that there would be no singing and dancing cats at this show.  She took the news well, and proceeded to dress properly for the show, um display.

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2)  Although you will be surrounded by cats, you will not be allowed or able to touch ANY of them without being reprimanded by the owner.  These cat owners don’t want anything or anyone messing up their cat’s mojo before they are judged.

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3)  There are a ton of different cat carriers/kennels to choose from (who knew? We just use a cardboard box).

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4) No, no, NO!

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5) Some people really love their cats.

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6) The kids’ favorite things at the cat show?  Not cats.

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Eli screamed with delight when he saw the “yellow thing”. 

Hannah could have played with this plastic for days.

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Bliss said...

Oh my so cute. I loved the thought of dancing cats though :)
You should bring them to the dog show in Lynden in a few months. You might actually get to see a "dancing dog" if you time it right and they have a musical freestyle obedience demonstration.

Nicolasa said...

Haha, this post is awesome! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

blueviolet said...

Plastic and yellow things outrank cats? I guess I should have figured on that. But the cats are cool!

Manic Mother said...

I bet they loved that! My aunt took me to a cat show as a little girl, and its still one of my fond memories.

Your such a good mom!

Stacy said...

This is the funniest thing!

Who knew there even WAS such an event?


Brian Miller said...

haha love that she played with the yellow plastic...i would so do touching the cats?

Annie said...

Definitely, those cats had a millionaire life,haha.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

There are no words for some of those pictures. Truly. The ones with the kids? Awesome.

Jenny said...

Wow. You are a brave, brave woman!

Your kids are so wonderful. I always love their pictures! You warm my heart here!

Jenn said...

Okay...exactly what is a Cat Fitting? Are they wearing outfits, tiaras and such? lol

If I couldn't touch the cats, I'd play with the yellow thing and some plastic too! Kids can have fun ANYWHERE! :D

Three Js said...

Aaah. Gotta love taking kids to shows like that. I love that Hannah thought it involved singing and dancing! So cute. Hard to find lots of stuff to do in the winter...but fun!

Trac~ said...

Awww.. how cute and looks like a lot of fun was had by all! :) I love kitty cats and would not be happy not playing with the kitty cats either and would have found the yellow thing and plastic thing to play with too! LOL

Connie said...

No dancing cats??

Megan said...

Hahaha!! That's hilarious! Love that they found other things more exiting than the cats and their owners. :0P

{While I love my cat, he is a total pain in the ass! And I would not put him in a "show".}

Christa said...

I love kitties. I would have LOVED to go to something like that! Such a dork I know ;)

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

Hilarious! glad they have fun!

WhisperingWriter said...

How sweet! I'd love to go to that. We love cats!

Anonymous said...

ahahaha too funny - love the quote. That would be so neat to view a cat show. I can imagine there were a lot of beautiful cats. If I was there I know I'd be buying a kitten lol.

I haven't disappeared from blog land, been focusing on my personal blog and for now have disabled my weight loss blog. I hope to have it back up and running eventually. Christmas was HARD! lol

Pinkie said...

I would have wanted to see some signing and dancing, too. But I love how she dressed for the occasion.

The Blonde Duck said...

That brings new definition to the word crazy cat lady.

Sandy said...

I'm glad they had fun, even if it wasn't exactly the cat show that entertained them. ;0)

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Oh My Goodness, how fun!! My kids would have totally loved this!!

Dee said...

Wow, that is a lot of cats! I'm cracking up at the yellow thing!!! :)

PAM said...

Cats are fun, but, I have never gone to a cat show!

Ellen (La Pure Mama) said...

we almost went to this! And p.s. I love that Hannah thinks a show is singing and dancing. Singing and dancing cats... I love that!